A Message to Voters – April 2, 2020
Dear Berkeley students,
The 2020 ASUC Election is here! This election is your chance to choose our campus’ student leaders for the next year and to voice your opinions.
Voting will take place online from 12:00AM PST on April 6th through 11:59PM PST on April 8th. All currently-enrolled UC Berkeley students should vote through CalLink by following the directions at asuc.org/elections. If you’re unable to log into CalLink, you can still vote by filling out an online provisional ballot form also available on our website. To learn more about the propositions and candidates on this year’s ballot, you can read the 2020 ASUC Election Voter Information Guide.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique and unforeseen hardships on all Berkeley students, whether still on campus or living elsewhere. We, as members of the ASUC Elections Council, acknowledge that current situations are far less than ideal, and that the upcoming ASUC Election might not be at the forefront of many students’ thoughts.
However, we recognize that robust and representative student leadership and advocacy is vital to ensuring that all Berkeley students have a voice at the table, now and for years and generations to come. It is for this reason that we have continued the 2020 ASUC Election process in spite of ongoing events in order to preserve the integrity of our independent student government. Nevertheless, in keeping with the guidance of university, government, and public health officials, the Elections Council has implemented some key measures in order to ensure the safety of all those involved in the elections process. These measures include the closure of all planned on-campus in-person polling operations and the exclusive use of online polling. All students eligible to vote in the 2020 ASUC Election will be able to do so online at asuc.org/elections.
Students voting in this year’s ASUC elections will be automatically entered into a raffle for a variety of prizes including Beats by Dre headphones, Cal Student Store gift cards, and Cal and Under Armour apparel. All voters will also receive voting incentives in the form of discounts at ASUC Student Union vendors, which can be redeemed by the end of the fall 2020 semester.
Finally, the Tabulations Ceremony will occur at 6:00PM PST on Friday, April 10 live via the Elections Council YouTube channel.
If you notice any violations of ASUC elections regulations, please contact the Elections Prosecutor Ryan Ham at email@example.com. Otherwise, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the election process, do not hesitate to email the ASUC Elections Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, #GoBearsGoVote!
James Weichert, ASUC Elections Council Chair